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Adams County Board Approves Budget

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Adams county has a new budget in place...and it provides good news for the county's ambulance service. 

The county board tonight unanimously approved the 2013 budget after making some adjustments that will make it much easier to operate all six of the county's ambulances.

The approved 13.3 million dollar budget, and calls for a budget deficit of about 47-thousand.

An additional 200-thousand dollar tax levy will still have to be approved next month...when a new county board will be seated.

But retiring board member and finance committee chairman John Johnson believes the county is in good shape. "I feel better this year than I have the last two simply because it's a lot easier to do a budget when you have a little more revenue to mess with," he said.

The budget does not call for any layoffs and union workers will get their two percent pay increase.

Also the county will be able to save some money in the circuit clerk's office with Lori Geschwandner taking over. She will not fill an administrative assistant position.

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